We use the Qlikview Deployment Framework with great success.
However, since IT gave me a new computer, I can't open the Variable Editor anymore. The error i get is "the license that is embedded in this document is not valid". I can still access all other qlikview apps/docs.
If you're leasing a license from a Qlikview server then your Qlikview Desktop installation is licensed. You should have no trouble opening the VariableEditor with a licensed Qlikview Desktop installation, embedded license or no.